Ledesma shuffles Los Pumas team for All Blacks clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has revealed his team for their second clash against the All Blacks.
Los Pumas are coming off a demoralising 0-39 defeat to the All Blacks last week and Ledesma has opted to bring in a few new faces for Saturday’s match in Brisbane.
In the pack, Guido Petti drops down to the bench with Matias Alemanno taking over the No.4 jersey and Tomas Lavanini coming in to partner him in the second row.
Pablo Matera shifts from No.6 flank to No.8 this week with Juan Martin Gonzalez joining him and Marcos Kremer in the back row.
In the backline, Santiago Carreras takes over the No.10 jersey from Nicolas Sanchez, who drops out of the matchday squad.
Out wide, Emiliano Boffelli comes in at No.11 wing with Santiago Cordero moving to the No.14 wing to replace Bautista Delguy.
There is also a new midfield pairing in the form of Lucio Cinti and Santiago Chocobares.
Argentina: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Julian Montoya (captain), 1 Facundo Gigena.
Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Carlos Muzzio, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Garcia, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Matias Moroni.
Date: Saturday, September 18
Venue: Lang Park, Brisbane
Kick-off: 20.05 (22.05 NZST; 10.05 GMT; 07.05 ART)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Jordan Way (Australia)
TMO: Damon Murphy (Australia)